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About Access Restrictions to Electronic Resources

Access and use of electronic resources made available by the Becker Medical Library are governed by license agreements between the School of Medicine and publishers or third parties. Several of the electronic resources carry some restriction on their use. Access may be restricted by user location, number of concurrent users, and/or password.

In short, most people experience access limitations based on the network to which their computer is connected. Below is a quick breakdown of what can be accessed from various networks.

BJH (Limited to) SLCH (Limited to) Proxy (Remote Access) WUSM Off Campus
UpToDate Online
American Academy of Pediatrics Journals
Applied Clinical Informatics
Harriet Lane Handbook
Red Book Online
UpToDate Online
Unrestricted Access to All Becker Resources Unrestricted Access to All Becker Resources No Access without Proxy

New Library Resource: MedDRA (Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities)

MedDRA - the Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities - is a medical terminology used to classify adverse event information associated with the use of biopharmaceuticals and other medical products (e.g., medical devices and vaccines). Coding these data to a standard set of MedDRA terms allows health authorities and the biopharmaceutical industry to more readily exchange and analyze data related to the safe use of medical products.

MedDRA, developed by the International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH), is continuously enhanced to meet the evolving needs of its users, who include regulators and industry worldwide. ICH has created a governance structure to nurture and protect the integrity of MedDRA. The database can be accessed using the site navigator or by downloading the entire database to a user’s workstation. Essential supporting documentation is also provided by the ICH to all MedDRA subscribers as part of their subscription. Included are Introductory Guides on MedDRA and SMQs, and guide on the use of the MedDRA electronic files with explanations of the file structure. These documents are updated by the MSSO with every MedDRA release and are available in all MedDRA languages. 


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